Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My new studio mascot!

I have a new Gargoyle to introduce you to...I've named him Leroy...and he was given to me by my friend, Melissa of Pugnotes to help watch over my new studio. Thanks Melissa! He sits atop the beautiful (Studio) architectural element that hangs outside...made by the former Owner and Artist of the studio, Nettie Penman. You can see in the photo of Nettie (bottom left) that she is working on another creation, a water fountain...which she so graciously left in our shade garden. She is an amazing Artist.


"Leroy", bringer of good studio juju

The stunning painting below was given to me by another wonderful friend, Shari Beaubien. Shari and I did a trade...I gave her "New Happy House" in exchange for this piece called, "Perfection". I saw this painting when she blogged about a new series she was working on and I had to have it. The text, "I suppose we all have delusions about perfection." really hit a chord with me. Now I just have to find the "perfect" place for it. Thank you, Shari for your inspiring work!

"Perfection"
by Shari Beaubien
5" x 5" acrylic and collage on canvas

Back in a couple of days with a blog about The BARK!

18 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
leroy! what a great name! i am so glad you like him! he looks perfect welcoming you into your studio everyday!
xo
melissa and emmitt

Shari said...

Thanks, Linda! I'm so happy this piece found THE PERFECT home!! ha ha... xoxo Shari

Rebecca said...

Love the bird art, and glad to see you are settling in to your new creative space.

Karine said...

Hi Linda! How cool to have a gargoyle. And your new painting from Shari is beautiful. I hope the settling in continues. It's good to "read" you again.

Jill said...

Perfection, is Perfection. I love you use of brilliant colors.

2DogStudio said...

Love the studio sign and your little friend atop! Hope you are settling in well and soon will we get to see studio pics! Take care, Wendy

Manon Doyle said...

What wonderful friend you have Linda! Leroy is perfect!!

Amy C Evans said...

i love leroy! how perfect. congrats on settlin' in.

Moira said...

Beautiful things are gravitating to your studio already. It's a good sign.

Tara Ross Studios said...

can't wait to see more, what a lovely gift!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES said...

Adorable! I'm back from Paris and slooooowly adjusting to married life, moving to a new home in a new town, etc. Your studio is fantastic and I wish you many years of delicious artmaking in there!
XOXO

Donna said...

Oooo, love the piece of "perfection" artwork that your friend gave you!

Leroy is cute! And I like the studio sign. Hope all is going well, give Maisie a hug!

Hugs,
Donna

NeereAnDear said...

Hey there... back from surgery and trying to catch up with all my friends...

Love you gargoyle

Glad to see you are getting organized

the picks of Maise and her friend are adorable

PJ send love and sloppy kisses

Hugs from me

JO

NeereAnDear said...

OOps PS meant to tell you that painting is quite stunning!! I can see why you wanted it... good trade!!

HUGS AGAIN

JO

Jonna said...

I so love gargoyles. Yours is so cute.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda...

Congrats on your new studio. The painting is gorgeous by the way. I am a big fan of art trades, I think they are a super idea for artists to be able to collect each others work.

Ruth

Karine said...

Hi Linda! I just wanted to let you know there's an award for you over at my blog. But no rush. I understand you are unpacking and making your new house a home.

Sandy said...

He is so cute and I love love that collage with the bird.